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“Interesting Opportunit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sultan's Armed Forces Museum

Sultan's Armed Forces Museum
Bait Al-Falaj Fort, Muscat, Oman
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Ranked #5 of 51 things to do in Muscat
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“Interesting Opportunit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

It was like stepping back in time. In the U.S. we do not have places similar because as a country we are not that old. The craftsmanship was amazing

Visited March 2014
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“A must see especially if you are British”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I was greeted at the gatehouse so warmly I thought that I must have been mistaken for somebody famous. Fantastic display of Omani history and military exhibits.including a warhip !! and lots of British equipment emphasising the strong links between the Sultan Of Oman, A Sandhurst officer and the U.K
.I had a warrent officer show me around and he explained many of the historical parts of Oman and its origins
Highly recommended and only 1 Rial entrance fee.

Visited March 2014
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“Time stands still...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

If you are a museum buff or like history, this place is a treasure. Ok, so its not very big as compared to other museums of similar type around the world, but the way your personal guide (who is an Armed Forces person) takes you around, its a really lovely experience. Certainly worth a visit.

Visited December 2013
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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

As ex military, I'm a sucker for war museums but this is much more. It's a history of Oman and though the modern part is told from a local perspective (no mention of SAS at Mirbat), it's a great visit. Getting your own personal guide from a member of the Sultan's Armed Forces is a great bonus.

Visited March 2014
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“Sultan's Armed Forces Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This museum is representing the history of Oman from the Gov point of view. it is good for tourist to go there and check it to somehow history of Oman. usually i take my visitors to this museum and later on i explain later on some parts that our official guide missed to mention. there is fee to enter the museum and they will offer you a guide to show u around . dnt miss to check the water channel (Falaj ) on the garden

Visited October 2013
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